MS, LMFT — Therapist
Are you ready to find freedom from the negative chatter in your head? You know the kind — it’s on a constant loop saying you aren’t good enough for that partner or that you shouldn’t start your own business because you’re just going to fail.
Do you need a place to talk about how tough it is being a mixed-raced person? Because if one more person asks “so, what are you, where are you from” (when what they really mean is “why do you look the way you do “), you’re going to scream?
Has someone special in your life died, and even though everyone says “they’re in a better place” and that you should be over it by now, you’re not.
You deserve to have freedom from the anxiety, sadness and grief that come with living this thing we call life. Together we can make that happen.
Hi, my name is Kama! I work with adults and teens who are tired of making unhealthy decisions and missing out on blessings because of overwhelming emotions.
In my sessions I create a light-hearted, safe place where clients feel comfortable kicking back and being real. A place where you can address and resolve what’s holding you back from living an amazing life.
AMFT, MA – THERAPIST
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you can’t get your life to turn out the way you envisioned it — whether it’s being a better parent, getting your anxiety under control, or recovering from trauma.
Do you feel STUCK making the same few mistakes over and over on a loop, like getting into unhealthy relationships, putting yourself last, or ignoring your partner or mental health?
After each time, you swear it won’t happen again — but it does. This is out of character and it’s not who you want to be. But you don’t know why you started acting this way and you can’t figure out how to stop.
Maybe you have a teen in your life who has big emotions that they can’t keep under control. It’s causing problems with “errbody” including you. The frustrating part is you can’t get them off their phone long enough to figure out what’s going on.
Did you bring the unhealthy family dynamics from your childhood into your adulthood? A lot of us do and it’s hard to shake, especially when “momma-and-them” are around. To make it worse, when you tell them the drama needs to stop, they blame you.
Life and relationships are hard, but there are ways to make it easier, I can show you how.
Hi, my name is Joseph! I can relate to feeling stuck and confused about how to move forward and do things differently. The person you want to become is within reach! I’d love to help you get there.
LMFT, MA – Therapist
Sometimes if you had a difficult childhood or life experience, no matter how hard you try — you can’t shake the leftover feelings that cause distress. It seems unfair because it keeps you from having the life you want and deserve.
Figuring out what’s wrong is tricky because your life looks great on the surface. You look like you have it all together – great career, beautiful family. But on the inside, you’re just not happy; maybe you’re in serious pain.
Perhaps you can’t sleep and it’s causing problems at work or school. Or, you have ZERO patience for your partner or child. It can get so bad that you feel like you’re just one argument away from leaving it all behind.
Kids and teens suffer from tough experiences too — it just looks different. Their friends start changing — or they don’t have any friends at all. They explode at the drop of a hat or their grades go from As to Fs.
Maybe they are a member of the LGBTQ community and need a safe, listening ear; LGBTQ youth is my specialty. If you have a kiddo or know one who needs help getting past hard times. I can help them too.
Hi, I’m Maria. Let me help you work through difficult things that have happened in your past so they can stop stealing your future. I’ll provide a safe, judgment-free zone for you to unload the hard parts of life. Together we’ll reshape how you show up in the world and create a life you’re excited to live.
MA, LCSW – Therapist
You are tired of talking about the same things to family and friends — because they are not getting better and — they are tired of hearing about them.
You find yourself having the same problems with different people — partners, kids and colleagues. But you aren’t able to resolve them, you don’t know why and it’s really disrupting your life.
No matter how hard you try, or what changes you make, you just can’t find the happiness you know you deserve.
What if you had someone to help you sort things out? To help you see the world through a different lens and help you understand why you do what you do. And how your childhood, family and relationships impact how you live your life today. Someone who makes you feel safe digging into the parts of your life that you’ve kept secret because of embarrassment and shame.
That someone is me. Hi I’m Brittany! Sometimes we need a neutral and non-judgmental person to help us navigate through the bumps and bruises of life. I can help you unpack the toxic, emotional stuff and replace it with happiness, emotional comfort and joy. Together we can rebuild parts of your life, piece by piece, until it looks like the life you’ve always wanted to live.
MA, LCSW – Therapist
You’re a member of an under represented population. Maybe you’re a first-generation American or African American. The truth is most people don’t understand what it’s like to be in your shoes, how isolating and frustrating it can be.
Perhaps, you’ve experienced trauma and no matter how hard you try to put it behind you — it keeps showing up and causing problems. It makes you a super worrier, your feelings get so strong and overwhelming you burst with anger at the people you love.
The thing is you want to do things differently. You want to be in charge of your emotions and put trauma and sadness in their place. So, they don’t cause trouble.
That’s where I come in. Hi! I’m Jessica. I create a safe, judgement-free zone. So, we can figure out why situations from the past keep seeping into your todays and tomorrows. And the best part is — all this makes room for The Good Life: happiness, grace and fulfillment.
MA, LMFT – Clinical Director
Do you put yourself dead last on your to-do list, making sure that everyone in your life is ok — husbands, children, parents, but you? Then when you do carve out a sliver of time to go to a doctor’s appointment, or get your hair colored, pesky feelings of guilt creep in.
Maybe you struggle with anxiety and depression that keep you from doing things you know will make your life better, like taking a class to get a raise at work or holding a boundary with an overbearing family member.
Does this ring a bell? You’ve had a trauma or crisis in your life and you know it’s having a negative impact on you, but you can’t seem to figure out how to get past it. You isolate yourself because it’s hard for you to trust others, you rarely stand-up for yourself and when you do it comes out as an explosion!
Hi, I’m Kim. If you’ve experienced any kind of emotional pain, anxiety, depression or trauma in life, you will find that it helps to have a safe place to sort it out without fear, judgment or shame.I’ll help you uncover the cause of your emotions, so they can be resolved and so they are no longer controlling you. I’ll teach you skills to say no when you mean it, get relief from sadness, guilt and overwhelming emotions. I’ll meet you where you are in life and help you get to the place you want to be.
LCSW, MA —Clinical Supervisor
Are you worried that you may not know enough about theories and interventions to help your clients meet their goals?
And — the interventions that you did learn in school don’t really resonate with the clients you serve.
I wonder if this rings a bell — you’re in a session, your client makes a statement and you’re like “I have no idea what to do or say next.” You wish you could phone a friend. But that seems a little unprofessional, so you wing it until the session is over.
Do the letters BBS make your eye twitch? I get it. Making heads or tails of BBS rules and documentation requirements can easily put you in a tailspin because — it’s just a LOT.
Do you fall in the paperwork procrastination trap? You know you need to complete your documentation, but the thought of doing it makes your head spin, so you put it off. And you keep putting it off until it’s been 2 weeks, you’ve seen 35 clients and you have ZERO notes completed.
Hi, my name is Denise! When I was an associate, I faced all of the issues above and then some. That’s why I’m dedicated to helping associates alleviate the stress and overwhelm that comes with the administrative and the clinical part of therapy.
MSW, LCSW – Clinical Supervisor
Do you feel like you are just going through the motions? Have you been on auto-pilot for so long you can’t remember the last time you felt joy or had fun? Maybe you’ve completely neglected yourself. So, when you get home from work you just collapse. You don’t talk or hangout with your family because you have nothing left to give — plus you still have some progress notes to write.
Being rundown and burnt out, has made you discouraged about your future. You doubt if you’ll achieve success and satisfaction working in community mental health and enjoy a full and happy life.
Hello! I’m Jill. I know what you’re going through because I’ve been there. I’m a recovering burnt out, self-neglecting therapist. I don’t want you to stay stuck in that ‘burnout life’ as long as I did. Let me hold space for you to decompress and get the support you need to level-up your clinical skills and restore your well-being.
Imagine how it will feel to hold space for clients, provide quality care — and have room for yourself, your family and clinical growth. The career and life you planned is possible. Let’s work together to get you there.
MA, AMFT — THERAPIST
Are you tired of being the “strong” one? Maybe “strong” seems more like a façade than how you actually feel. It’s odd — you feel pressure to always be there for others, but struggle to ask for help when you need it.
Being the only person of color at work is tough and can make you depressed, angry or anxious. But you’re afraid to say anything because then people will label you as sensitive or worse.
Maybe this strikes a chord. You often have a personal battle with your emotions; trying your best not to let them make your decisions. But as hard as you try, you lose the battle and the war . Or maybe things are just — alright. Things aren’t bad —but you know something’s missing. And you’re not sure what it is or how to get it.
Hi, I’m Breanna! I provide a —non-judgemental, affirming space for adults, couples and teens. I help them figure out why they feel the way they do. I use humor and warmth to form a real relationship, one where we work collaboratively to meet your goals. My aim as a therapist is to help you get to the best version of yourself. I’m looking forward to going on that journey with you.
MA, AMFT – Therapist
Do you find yourself having the same few problems with different people in different settings? For example, do your colleagues and family say the same things about you like you’re “too much” or you never take responsibility for your actions? Then you wonder, am I the problem, or is everyone else just trippin’?
Do you long for a time when you and your spouse could talk without yelling and had amazing date nights? Now there’s so much sadness and contempt, you can’t remember why you got married in the first place. You’ve even said the “D” word…mostly out of frustration. Sometimes you even fantasize about how happy your life would be without all the disagreements and drama.
Do hard feelings make it tough to breathe sometimes? Do you need a welcoming place to talk about your fears, overwhelming negative thoughts or why it’s so hard to get out of bed?
Hi! My name is Kenshasa (Ken-Sha-Sah). I help people reframe and address challenges caused by mental health and relationship issues so they don’t continue to cause life problems and unhealthy relationships.
Working with people who are looking to improve their mental health and feel more comfortable in their skin is my jam!
I also help couples direct their frustrations to their problems, instead of each other. It makes it easier to talk without blame and actually get their relationship problems under control.
MS, LCSW – Director of Operations
Nicole is a lover of soccer and mother of two cookie-eating boys. She is the Director of Operations at K&S and has almost 20 years’ experience in behavioral health. Nicole manages day–to–day operations and ensures that systems and procedures are carried out properly.
Her keen attention to detail is innate and is complimented by a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California, where she was a Dean’s Scholar. At USC Nicole learned the ins and outs of social work, mastered social welfare policies and made life–long friends.
Nicole’s career took a few twists. She managed fundraising efforts at UC Irvine’s Annual Fund where she raised more than a half million dollars. After USC, she was a diversion court liaison for clients in a Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention program. She has also provided therapy in a private practice setting.
Because Nicole has unparalleled administrative and management skills, when her friend from UC Irvine, her undergraduate alma mater, mentioned the need for an administrator at K&S, Nicole jumped at the chance. Now she can be found working from her home office, which is beautifully decorated by her sons’ artwork, skillfully keeping all the balls in the air — and all the Is dotted and Ts crossed.
LMFT, MBA – President & Founder
Yeshiva is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and owner of K&S Therapeutic Services, Inc.
She is passionate about helping working women who feel overwhelmed by all the hats they wear every day: mother, wife, divorcee, chef – I could go on. Yeshiva loves to use humor, music and pop culture to make therapy more approachable and relatable. She is on the Advisory Board of the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, a non-profit created by Taraji P. Henson, in honor of her father. She has appeared on the OWN Network’s #LoveGoals, Entertainment Tonight and VH1’s Couples Therapy.